The End of the Road (2000)

The End of the Road
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bob Weir Actor n/a 1 1000001
Phil Lesh Actor n/a 1 1000002
Mickey Hart Actor n/a 1 1000003
Bill Kruetzmann Actor n/a 1 1000004
Merl Saunders Actor n/a 1 1000005
Wavy Gravy Actor n/a 1 1000006
Babatunde Olatunji Actor n/a 1 1000007
The Grateful Dead Actor n/a 1 1000008
Annabelle Garcia Actor n/a 1 1000009
Brent Meeske Director n/a 2 2000001
Brent Meeske Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael Dong Producer n/a 3 3000002
Douglas Hosdale Producer n/a 3 3000003
Brent Meeske Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Douglas Hosdale Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Brent Meeske Editor n/a 172 7000001
Merl Saunders Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jerry Garcia Music n/a 120781 8000002
Michael Dong Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Synopsis
As lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead for 30 years, Jerry Garcia was the inspiration for the legions of nomadic fans that accompanied the group at every performance--dedicating their lives to touring with them. This idyllic lifestyle came to an abrupt halt after Garcia died in 1995 of heart failure at the age of 53. Left without a leader, his death marked the end of an era. The documentary chronicles both joyously and critically this fateful final tour from the perspective of the Deadheads. Travelling across the U.S., the last days are foretold as the Dead are forced to cancel their first concert in thirty years after overcrowding and a mob mentality results in violence. This event sharply divides Deadheads into two factions: the elder hippies who blame themselves for not teaching the younger Deadheads the importance of maintaining their collective family, and the "new heads" whose hedonistic attitudes threaten the community's future. Garcia died exactly one month following the concert.